The vaquita porpoise is the smallest of all cetaceans, is endemic to the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico and is on the verge of extinction. This performance, led by artist and conservationist Patricio Robles Gil, was designed to mourn the 500 vaquitas that we lost in the past 20 years, and to help us heal for this 6th Mass Extinction that is currently underway.
As citizen science initiatives continue to increase in popularity, this year’s third annual City Nature Challenge expanded to more than 65 cities across the globe. Kicking off April 27 at 12:01 am in each time zone, the Challenge ran through April 30, 11:59 pm.
Something alienates us from more meaningful days, even as it clamps down on our delight in life and gratitude for the wonder of nature. Can you guess what it is? Everywhere you go, it’s there, hidden in plain view. It’s carried on airwaves and spilling over the pages of magazines and newspapers.